Our last conversation was on the energy field of the body and how it works; I would like to continue on that track and talk about the energy of the therapist. Yes, it does include all of our thoughts and worries. When someone comes in with the negative energy that accompanies pain, whether psychological or physical, and we combine that with ours, there is a tendency to draw off of that. I read a book written by Joe Vitale a few years ago and he talked about Ho'oponopono, which is a Hawaiian mantra that helps clear the energy. If you are interested, follow this link, http://www.thereisaway.org/Ho'oponopono_cleaning_meditation.htm.
As a therapist it is important that we keep our "energy" at an even keel so that as we begin to change the neurological pathways of the client we are able to channel, cleanse and let go of that energy. It is not a coincidence that we develop that head ache, back ache, or other maladies after working with people. It doesn't necessarily have to happen immediately or even the same day, but through accumulative intakes of negativity without release, it will happen. We must learn to find a way of clearing your energy prior to working with someone. My wife Marge would often take care of our children when they had the flu or other contagious issues; by keeping her energy at the level of "MOM" she was able to ward off the energy of the illness and stay healthy. It comes to us in many facets of our daily life.
When someone experiences pain it is an over energized area of the body and the pain is a sign of a problem. The problem doesn't necessarily mean there is trauma there but the potential exists that a problem will occur. One can then conclude that pain is an over abundance of energy that is focused at a specific point that would indicate a potential site of trauma. The argument then ensues that my back didn't hurt until "I reached up and got that cup out of the cupboard", or is often the case we try to associate it with a particular incident. In my 26 years of performing therapy I am able to make the conclusion that in the majority of cases the potential site of pain is pre-existing and is brought to the forefront by an incident that forces the brain to accomodate an extraordinary movement, thus altering the Tensegrity of the structure. It is this altering of Tensegrity that exposes the pain site because the brain is trying to rectify the abnormal or unnatural situation.
Energy is very real and needs to be considered at many levels because our brains are so complex. The power to generate large amounts of neurological energy to control all of the many facets of our life needs to be respected. There are many of our surroundings that produce energy that when combined with our powerhouse can create life altering situations. Individuals will often ask why items such as Sea Salt, Essential Oils, and different scents will trigger different responses. They all alter the balance of energy that we produce.
'Till next time, be aware of the energy that surrounds you as you go through life and if it causes you to be uncomfortable address it immediately. As with most injuries sustained at one time or another by all of us, they do not just go away by themselves, they adapt to try and bring us comfort.
a Reason to HOPE!
Dennis Gibbons LMT